FNE at Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST 2017: All the Cities of the North

BELGRADE: Dane Komljen’s debut feature All the Cities of the North, one of Serbia’s most successful films in the 2016/2017 festival circuit, will screen in the National Competition programme (Serbian…

FNE at Belgrade International Film Festival FEST 2017: The Samurai in Autumn

BELGRADE: Danilo Bećković’s The Samurai in Autumn / Jesen Samuraja, one of Serbia’s highest grossing films in 2016, will screen in the National Competition programme (Serbian Film) of the 45th…

SERBIA: Country Report 2016

Even with a notable Serbian presence at some of the world’s A-list film festivals, the increase in public funding through grants given out by Film Center Serbia, new incentives legislation,…

FESTIVALS: Belgrade International Film Festival Announces Lineup

BELGRADE: The 45th edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST will screen 95 feature films in 14 different categories from 24 February to 5 March 2017. Emir Kusturica’s…

First Films First Launches Scriptwriters Networking Platform

BELGRADE: First Films First program manager Stefan Arsenijević announced the launch of an online networking platform on 15 February 2017. The project, Meet the Scriptwriters, is a collaboration with Goethe…

Lost Country Wins ARTE Production Prize

BERLIN: The project Lost Country by Serbian director Vladimir Perišić and produced by KinoElektron (France), MPM Film (France) and Trilema Films (Serbia) won the ARTE International Prize at the Berlinale…

FNE a Berlinale 2017: Serbian Film in Berlin

Serbian Films in Berlin are REQUIEM FOR MS. J in Panorama Special and HERD on EFM

PRODUCTION: Bojana Novaković Shoots Debut Doc The Forbidden Aunt

BELGRADE: Serbian actress Bojana Novaković is in production with her directorial debut, the documentary The Forbidden Aunt / Zabranjena tetka. The film is a study of the actress-director’s own aunt…

Serbia Signs European Coproduction Convention

ROTTERDAM: Serbia has signed the revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction, updated for the digital age and welcoming non-European countries, during the 2017 edition of the International Film…

Applications Open for First Films First

BELGRADE: Goethe-Institut Young Directors´ Academy South-Eastern Europe starts a new professional training programme First Films First aiming at supporting young Southeast European directors to develop their debut feature.

PRODUCTION: Katarina Mutić Completes the Way of the East

BELGRADE: Serbian newcomer Katarina Mutić has completed her first documentary, The Way of the East / Tako mi na Istoku. The film follows a fortune-teller and was supported by Film…

FESTIVALS: The Thorn Wins 10th Küstendorf Film & Music Festival

BELGRADE: The Thorn by Michael Alalu was awarded Golden Egg for best film at the 10th jubilee edition of Emir Kusturica’s Küstendorf Film & Music Festival that ran from 14…

Serbian The Flock Tops Domestic Box Office 2016

BELGRADE: Nikola Kojo’s debut feature The Flock topped the Serbian total chart with 163,395 admissions and 478,019 EUR / 59,099,647 RSD gross in 2016, boosting the box office by eight…

FESTIVALS: Emir Kusturica’s Küstendorf Film and Music Festival Announces Lineup

BELGRADE: Twenty two titles have been selected for the Official Competition programme of the 10th Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival, running from 14 to 19 January 2017. The festival…

PRODUCTION: Missing in Europe Wraps Production in Serbia

BELGRADE: US helmer Tamar Halpern has wrapped production on Missing in Europe, a thriller about human trafficking entirely shot in Belgrade. The project is currently in postproduction with the premiere…

GRANTS: Serbia Announces Production Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 1,522,965 EUR / 188 m RSD in its latest round of grants for 2016, announced on 7 December 2016. The grants are co-financing grants and…

PRODUCTION: Srdan Golubović Preps New Project

BELGRADE: Serbian helmer Srdan Golubović is in preparation with Father / Otac, a feature film co-written together with the Croatian writer/director Ognjen Sviličić and based on true events. The film…

FESTIVALS: Soy Nero Wins 22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival

BELGRADE: Soy Nero by Rafi Pitts was awarded the Grand Prix “Aleksandar Saša Petrović” for Best Film at the 22nd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival – FAF (25 November – 3…

GRANTS: Serbia Announces Documentary Coproduction and Script Development Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 247,360 EUR / 30,482,647 RSD in the latest round of production and script development grants for 2016.

Samurai in Autumn Sets Serbian 2016 Record

BELGRADE: The Serbian romantic comedy The Samurai in Autumn by Danilo Bećković is the top grossing Serbian film of 2016 and has set the box office opening weekend record of…